2018 7.49 Real Street Rules

Race Dates
4/5(Thurs), 4/19 (Thurs Big Dog), 5/3 (Thurs), 5/17 (Thurs Big Dog), 6/7 (Thurs), 6/21 (Thurs Big Dog), 7/19 (Thurs Big Dog), 8/2 (Thurs), 8/16 (Thurs Big Dog), 9/6 (Thurs), 9/20 (Thurs Big Dog)

Payout
Winner $400 + Trophy
Runner up $120
Semi $50
Entry fee $40 Car & Driver

Race Procedure notes:
1. 7.49 Index all run qualified field
2. 1 Qualifying Round (You do not have to make a qualifying attempt to race but you have to notify the tower before the ladder is made, cars breaking before qualifying can be added to the bottom of the sheet if they notify the race director before the ladder is made)
3. 5 tenths Pro Tree start, (No Deep Staging, Deep Staging will result in an automatic Red light)
4. Courtesy staging will not be enforced.
5. Ladder will be a sportsman ladder (i.e. 1vs5, 2vs6, 3vs7, 4vs8)
6. 1st Round lane choice by higher qualified competitor, all other lane choices will be by coin flip in the following rounds.
7. In the event of a computer malfunction so that pairing cannot be completed, closest to the index will be the #1 qualifier and will get the first round by if there is one. Pairing will be in the staging lanes each round and closest to the index will get the available bye if there is one.
8. In the event of rain or suspension of the race, completion of two full rounds will be considered a completed race. Entry points, qualifying bonus points, and round points will be awarded. All prize money will be split among drivers still in the race. If only the final is left it can be completed at another event if agreed upon by both drivers in the finals and points awarded accordingly.

Tech
1. All NHRA safety rules apply for cars running 7.49 and slower
2. Full bodied cars only. No roadsters or any center steered vehicles.
3. Recommend working Headlights
4. Working Tail Lights
5. No Trans-brakes, No Delay Boxes, No Electronic or Air Throttle Stops
6. Seat Belts & Helmets Required
7. Slicks Ok (must have a drive shaft loop)

Points
5 entry points
(One 5 point voucher can be used if you miss a race, must notify Piedmont Dragway of use of the voucher no later than 4 days after the missed event, and 3 days before the last event of the season)
A Competitor running all the races without using a voucher will be awarded 1 bonus point if they run all the races during the season
1 point per round won
1 bonus point Top Qualifier
2 bonus points to winner of the race

Year End Bonus
1st $500 + Jacket/Trophy
2nd $300 + Trophy
3rd $200 + Trophy
4th $100 + Trophy
5th $50 + Trophy
Championship Tiebreaker Best 2 of 3 run-off, all other Tie Breakers will be as follows: Most Wins, Runner-ups, Semi-Finals, and Best season qualifying average.

Refund Policy
If the race is not completed by two full rounds a rain check for the next race will be offered.
refund of car & driver if you make one time run on the track.
Full refund minus gate entry if you break before making any runs.